Saturday, April 14, 2018

Colorverse Voyager 1 Limited Edition Ink Set

I learned a very important piece of information about myself this past week. Ink + Space Theme + Historical Tie-In + Limited Edition = I must buy it. Ever since I was a kid, I have been in love with outer space and planets. If you are a regular blog follower here, then you know I love historical significance and stories behind my ink. Well, let's see what makes this Limited Edition set for Voyager 1 so special.



We should start with a touch of history here. Voyager 1 is a space probe that was launched September 5, 1977 and it is still on it's mission today. Voyager 1 had a historic flyby of Jupiter and it took some great photos that allowed us our first glimpse of this giant up close. These inks have a magnificent tie in to this entire mission. It starts with the packaging.





This Limited Edition set is limited to only 1,977 pieces. See the tie in to the launch in 1977? Each set comes with a numbered card to let the owner know what numbered set they now possess. Mine is #1,250



The set comes in 4 different colors and the bottles are small 15mL bottles. I like the looks of the bottles but as far as function goes, filling from them is a pain. I was forced to either use an ink syringe of place the converter in the bottle to fill all by itself. It is a small nuisance.

Let's look at the colors and what makes them special.

Golden Record

Aboard the Voyager is a phonograph record, a 12" gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. It has images, music, sounds and greetings. Think of it as a time capsule for extra-terrestrial life. The color of the ink is a copper based hue.
Rhodia Paper
It is very similar to Diamine Ancient Copper


Here is a writing sample:


Jupiter Flyby

Voyager 1 had some amazing photos of Jupiter taken and gave scientists a great "look" at the planet to further learn more of this giant of a planet and it's moons. Jupiter is well-known for being the "banded" planet and this brown color is very representative of the bands seen on Jupiter. 

Rhodia Paper
This color is very similar to Platinum Classic Sepia-Black


Here is a writing sample:


Pale Blue Dot

The Pale Blue Dot is Earth. On Valentine's Day in 1990, Voyager 1 turned around and took a photo of Earth. This was not part of the planned mission but Carl Sagan had the idea of pointing the spacecraft back toward its home for one last look. In the photo, Earth is close to the size of a pixel and is within a sunbeam that is reflected by the camera. Why is this significant? It reminds us that Earth is merely a spec in the grander scheme of things. At least that is my opinion.

The color is more of a teal towards the green side


Here is a writing sample:


The color is very similar to Monteverde California Teal



Interstellar Space

This is where Voyager 1 is at now. This is the space between solar systems so it is officially no longer in our solar system. The color itself is a lovely shade of green. I would think that Interstellar Space would be black but I love the color green. so I am good with it.


Here is a writing sample:


The color is very similar to F-C Loden and Blackstone Daintree Green


What I also really like here, is that the package comes with a little booklet with the ink colors and it has the RGB codes as well as the Hex codes to recreate these colors digitally. 


It is a nice touch and these colors are all throughout the physical packaging.

I like the set. It is Limited Edition with a specific number of units and then they are gone. It is $50 USD which isn't terrible but it is super fun for ink lovers and space lovers alike.

This review is based off of my experience and opinion. I am not representing Colorverse Ink nor am I being compensated in any way.